Roman ‘Multi Tool’

That so-called ‘Roman Swiss Army Knife’ story was making the rounds again at a couple of sites that I frequent (e.g. Wired, Neatorama) and, of course, it was being Tweeted all over the place as well:

As regular readers of rogueclassicism know, of course, this story was actually first making the rounds back in January:

… and a number of us continue to be somewhat skeptical of the dating, based on the inclusion of a fork in the ‘package’. See the post and discussion at:

The Fitzwilliam Museum page on the item appears to have been updated on November 1, but I’m not sure how; the dating of the object (A.D. 200-300)  certainly hasn’t changed.

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